Marco's Poetry — Poems for Kids
Please enjoy these offerings from Marco’s extensive repertoire. These poems were chosen for their wide appeal. Not included are many of Marco’s comedy hits and poems suitable for adults. If you would to hear them, book Marco now!
I don’t kill any animals if I can help it, but grew up at a time when the following rule was applied, ‘The only good snake was a dead one’. My Granny, Ivy Afflick, having been brought up in deadly Taipan Country on the Atherton Table Lands, was the toughest old bird I knew. The real lesson - leave them alone!
My daughter Sophie, when in grade 1, was asked by her Teacher to select a topic beginning with the letter 'P', and to do either a brief talk or demonstration on that subject. She chose Pancakes. For seven days we ate yummy pancakes. Each morning Sophie arose excitedly practising her technique. The energy and atmosphere she created, plus our appreciation for the daily feast, is captured in this poem.
My father was a very hard worker, and sometimes very stern. When he sat at the table to eat, we often waited to adjust to his various moods. One day as our family ate silently, Dad sneezed whilst eating a plate of Mum's finest spaghetti bolognaise. This poem in based on that story. We watched shocked at the results, but once Dad started laughing and pulling spaghetti out of his nostrils, the whole family lost it hysterically. What a memory.
The Big Great Dane is based on a true story. Marco used to walk to Central State School in Warwick. A very large dog would rush at the fence barking as the children walked past. One morning the gate was open. Boy did Marco get to school quickly that day.
Marco loves Frogs. He can't believe some people find them gross to touch, or become frantic when a wet slimy Frog is near them. He wondered what a 'cheeky' frog might like to do to freak out unsuspecting Humans.